2017 L. Viscek Vineyard Chardonnay

The nose is fresh and lively with notes of pineapple, warm spice, toast and a touch of minerality.

$29.95

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TASTING NOTES

Our 2017 Viscek Vineyard Chardonnay is bright, light gold in the glass. The nose is fresh and lively with notes of pineapple, warm spice, toast and a touch of minerality. On the palate it is medium-bodied with flavours of ripe apple and vanilla bean refreshed by bright acidity and a touch of tannin from the barrel fermentation. The finish is long with savoury flavours and a touch of lingering acidity.

Drink now at cool room temperature or hold for the short-to-medium term for added complexities. Pair with savoury dishes rich in cream or butter.

WINEMAKING NOTES

Our second vintage of Chardonnay from our neighbour Lado Viscek’s meticulously farmed vineyard! After careful hand-harvesting, the grapes were full-cluster pressed. No sorting was required as the grapes were in pristine condition. The must was then transferred to a mix of 228L, 400L and 500L French oak (1 new 228L, the rest seasoned) where it underwent alcoholic and full malolactic fermentation. Following this, the wine was kept in contact with its fine lees for 12 months prior to being transferred to stainless steel tanks for an additional 6 months of rest before bottling in January 2019, following light fining and filtration.

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TASTING NOTES

Our 2017 Viscek Vineyard Chardonnay is bright, light gold in the glass. The nose is fresh and lively with notes of pineapple, warm spice, toast and a touch of minerality. On the palate it is medium-bodied with flavours of ripe apple and vanilla bean refreshed by bright acidity and a touch of tannin from the barrel fermentation. The finish is long with savoury flavours and a touch of lingering acidity.

Drink now at cool room temperature or hold for the short-to-medium term for added complexities. Pair with savoury dishes rich in cream or butter.

WINEMAKING NOTES

Our second vintage of Chardonnay from our neighbour Lado Viscek’s meticulously farmed vineyard! After careful hand-harvesting, the grapes were full-cluster pressed. No sorting was required as the grapes were in pristine condition. The must was then transferred to a mix of 228L, 400L and 500L French oak (1 new 228L, the rest seasoned) where it underwent alcoholic and full malolactic fermentation. Following this, the wine was kept in contact with its fine lees for 12 months prior to being transferred to stainless steel tanks for an additional 6 months of rest before bottling in January 2019, following light fining and filtration.

Appellation

VQA Creek Shores

Vineyard

100% L. Viscek Vineyard

Grape Variety

100% Chardonnay

Brix at Harvest

21.2

Alcohol Content

12.5%

Residual Sugar

3 grams/Litre

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Reviews

91 Points -- Rick Vansickle -- Wines in Niagara

“ This is fermented and aged in three different sizes of oak barrels (only the 228L barrel is new, the rest seasoned) and undergoes full malolactic fermentation. The nose shows fresh pear, apple/quince, creamy spices notes and minerality. It’s round and rich on the palate and displays poised elegance with pear, coconut, baked apple, smoke, flinty minerality, vanilla toast and peppy acidity on the finish. ”